Shawdy Banihashemi

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Phoenix, Arizona

Shawdy's practice is focused in general insurance defense litigation and coverage work. She has gained experience in insurance defense work by handling all aspects of tort defense litigation and litigation for complex construction defect cases.

In addition, Shawdy has a substantial criminal defense practice. Over the years, she has handled a wide variety of criminal matters, ranging from simple infractions to serious felony charges. Through her work in the area, Shawdy has gained ample experience as a trial attorney.

Shawdy joined Jennings, Haug & Cunningham in 2016. In addition to her active legal practice, Shawdy has been an adjunct professor at Arizona Summit Law School.

Areas of Practice

  • Liability & Insurance Defense
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2007
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2013


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
    • B.A. cum laude - 2003
    • Major: Political Science


  • Speaker: GRIT Program for the American Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • Chair: Spring Training for Lawyers Conference for the State Bar Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law (2013 and 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • State Bar of Arizona – Bar Leadership Institute – selected participant, 2010 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, Member and past chair
  • State Bar of Arizona Convention Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member